Posts Tagged With: inspiration

Wishing You Happy Travels in 2020

1FD8C6E7-88D8-4A79-85A5-EB1972842B99

Photo credit: Ian Spencer

“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery

Categories: family travels, Inspiration | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

South West Coast Path in 5 Minutes

 

Categories: South West Coast Path | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Driving the PCH

We chose the long way home after a visit with my Dad (for his 93rd birthday). Highway 1, California’s Pacific Coast Highway, stretches the length of the state and offers some of the most stunning coastal views you’ll find anywhere.  We drove the section from San Luis Obispo to Monterey, taking advantage of a few of the roadside stops along the way.

d55e75f8-b7e5-43a7-a1ea-543d48710d52

Even our liquor store deli sandwiches tasted gourmet with a view like this.

24dddae7-baa3-4d80-aa1c-734b566e6eae

Spectacular views come into focus around every bend of the Pacific Coast Highway.

9db06038-47a8-4511-b138-8dbe4c8da67d

When the views open up to the east, they are every bit as beautiful as the scenes across the Pacific.

5051AA85-8D5C-4778-BE50-1C7786AD3050.jpeg

It’s not easy to keep cars moving along this highway.  Roadwork continues along parts of the road.

fae59d55-6fce-4de1-8d68-f8611010aaeb

A trip to California is not complete without a drive up the iconic Pacific Coast Highway.

Categories: Road Trips, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Almost there…

…soon available on Amazon!

4D4A5DF2-F89A-41BF-A4C7-3A33C7DF7E28

Categories: Camino de Santiago, family travels | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

2018 is a record year for Carryoncouple

605DBC57-EF11-48AE-AC02-D03C6AA16F11

Carryoncouple thanks you for helping our blog travel to new territory in 2018. Our site has recorded nearly 5,300 views this year, surpassing our record from 2013, when we walked the Camino de Santiago. Your interest in our Way of St. Francis trek this spring exceeded all our other trips, including 181 in one day.

Since our kickoff in 2012, carryoncouple.com has recorded more than 25,000 views in 119 countries, led by the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia and Italy. We await someone in Antarctica to extend our reach to every continent.

What is our most popular post? It comes from our 2012 visit to Verona, Italy. Pictured above, our post about the Basilica di San Zeno still attracts views and has been seen nearly 700 times.

Here’s to Word Press, to nearly 400 followers, and to many more adventures!

 

 

Categories: Camino de Santiago, Inspiration, Reflections, The Way of St Francis | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

An Ongoing Beacon For Photographers And History Buffs

The Coquille River Lighthouse was first lit in 1896 and continued to guide ships to safety off the coast of Bandon, Oregon until it was decommissioned in 1939.Bullard Beach State Park provides the starting point for a brisk 5+ mile round trip walk to the lighthouse. You’ll find plenty of opportunity for beach access along the way. Several parking lots are available those less adventurous.These days the lighthouse opens to provide a glimpse into the past…a brief history lesson for visitors, campers and history buffs. It also serves as inspiration (for photographers) from either shore of the Coquille River.

Categories: Oregon, Oregon Coast, Road Trips | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Happy New Year

As a New Year dawns, we wish our family, friends and followers a peaceful and happy 2018.

Categories: Ashland life, Inspiration | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Quit is not in this trekker’s vocabulary

What takes 13 pairs of shoes, 6,000 calories day, 252 days while losing 25 pounds?

Check this out.

 

Categories: Inspiration | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Arches’ grandeur thrives superlatively

Delicate Arch welcomes the morning sun as snow-capped mountains form a backdrop.

Sue stands on a ledge on the path to Delicate Arch.

Violent forces lasting millions of years have produced one of the most peaceful and inspiring sites on Earth, Arches National Park in Utah.

We knew that small parking lots at trail heads fill up quickly on busy days so we left early this morning, thinking a Monday would be a good bet. It worked.

Formed by water and ice, extreme temperatures and salt movement underground, more than 2,000 arches grace the park.

We started with the most popular, Delicate Arch, and the three-mile trek was almost as spectacular as the destination. By the time we returned to our car, the parking spaces were full. The park is expanding the lot, making us speculate about the resulting crowded conditions at the arch.

Another trek took us to Landscape Arch, the park's longest, at 306 feet.

At the Fiery Furnace, top photo, we learned the redness in the rocks is caused by oxidized iron. They turn white when the iron is washed out.

This park has much more than arches, as you will see when you visit the Courthouse Towers.

 

Categories: Road Trips | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Inspiration, and perhaps a kick in the …

This list rang home more than any other we have seen recently.

 

Categories: Inspiration | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: